If this goes to trial - IF - it may transpire that the organization knew about the ( likelihood of) contamination, given it had been for decades the site of a nickel treatment plant AND that earlier parties had pulled out due to this issue.
As others have noted, buyer beware. Why on earth was due diligence not carried out before papers were signed?
The organization has already been forced to drop any suit against perhaps the biggest offender, the Canadian company.
The rest seems pretty predictable: How can you hold smaller players accountable, when the alleged main player cannot be?
I liked the comments on this thread about the puzzling absence of Jehovah and His holy spirit in guiding His one true people to purchase this parcel of land in the first place - especially given His alleged help in detecting roof leaks on another occasion at Bethel.
This whole story has the appearance of inexperienced and/or dull-minded lawyers in the organization trying to recoup costs that, had homework been done, before purchase would not have been wasted in the first place.
Holy spirit tried and found wanting!